Earth Day - Featured Resource

April 22 is almost here! To spread awareness for this global holiday, our featured Government Information resource is the EPA Earth Day site, which includes everything from Earth Day history to volunteer opportunities in your area.

Curtailed Operations

The University has curtailed operations for Monday, April 4 at 3:00 pm. Dimond Library will remain open until 9:00 pm. All other locations will close at 3:00 pm.

The Granite Yearbooks Available Online

Posted March 30, 2016

All of the Granite yearbooks are now available to read or download online.

Digital Collections has scanned all 106 volumes of the Granite to the UNH Library website. You can view any UNH yearbook from 1909 to 2015 — that's about 30,000 pages!

You can start viewing the Granite now.

The OER Ambassadors Project

Posted March 30, 2016

UNH is working to cut costs on educational material by introducing the Open Educational Resources (OER) Ambassador Project. This project encourages instructors to use open resources rather than having students pay for material, such as using a free online textbook rather than requiring students to purchase one.

This project just finished its pilot year which began in spring 2015, with the help of the UNH Library, Academic Technology, and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Nine ambassadors were chosen to use OER in their courses and share their experiences. Each ambassador received a grant of $3,000 and a support team to assist with course design, copyright issues, locating OER, and implementing the plan. Students and faculty attitudes about the project have been positive and test scores are comparable to scores from previous years.

The OER Pilot is evaluates its success by making sure this criteria is met:

  • Students are saving money.
  • Students are learning as much or more than in previous courses.
  • Faculty are able to find and incorporate OER materials.
  • Faculty are satisfied with support and services.
  • Student are satisfied with course materials.

The OER Ambassadors Project is continuing this year. UNH has accepted 15 faculty OER Ambassadors, 11 projects in total, to participate. These Ambassadors will receive $2000 summer grant to support the OER implementation, attend a three day workshop, and will have a support team to help put it all together.

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Kevin Gardner and Eleta Exline discuss Elements research tool

Posted March 28, 2016

UNH IT's newsletter Signals sat down with Kevin Gardner and Eleta Exline to discuss a software called Elements, a research information system. In this interview, Kevin and Eleta talk about the problem of getting researcher information, like publications or grants. Elements is a software that can help solve this problem by creating Researcher Profiles which will organize all of this information in one place, allowing easier access for the public as well as for the researchers themselves. Many other universities are beginning to use this software and it saves researchers time by searching databases for their publications, allowing them to build their profile easily, and keeps all of their research in one place.

You can listen to or read the entire interview.

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Library to host Jake Carlson for data literacy talk

Posted March 10, 2016

Tuesday, April 5th, 3:00 PM
Courtyard Reading Room, Level 5, Dimond Library

The UNH Library invites you to attend a lecture about data literacy with Jake Carlson, the Research Data Services Manager at the University of Michigan Library.

This program is free and open to the UNH community. Light refreshments will be served, and the event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Presentation Abstract

Researchers are under increasing pressure to manage, organize, describe and document their data in ways that enable others to discover, understand, and reuse their work. Increasingly, academic libraries are applying their knowledge and skills towards developing services and support for researchers seeking to do more with their data.

In his talk, Carlson will focus on a particular aspect of data services provided by libraries: educational programming for students to prepare them to manage and curate the research data they generate.

Speaker Bio

Jake Carlson is a primary architect of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit developed by Purdue and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the PI of the Data Information Literacy project.

Carlson is also a co-editor, with Lisa Johnston, of the book Data information Literacy: Librarians, Data and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers, published in 2015 by the Purdue University Press.

For more information email Patti Condon or call 603-862-1524.

UNH Celebrates Women's History Month

UNH is celebrating Women's History Month by showcasing several alumnae authors. Check out the display on Dimond Library level 3, which features their works that are available for circulation.

Women's History Month Display

Posted March 4, 2016

It's Women's History Month and we're celebrating by showcasing the work of several alumnae authors in a new library display.

This display, which includes a table of books available for borrowing, will run through the month of March, and is located on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor).

Our Featured Alumnae Authors

Ursula Hegi

Alice McDermott

Thylias Moss

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich